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prisoners of war

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During WW2 the Germans treated their British prisoners of war (POWs) quite well but those held by Japan were treated appallingly. Japan had not signed and ignored the Geneva Convention and denied any access to the Red Cross. 37% of those in Japanese POW camps died. Perhaps the worst conditions were suffered by those forced to build the Burma-Thailand railway.

The sculptor, Fred Kormis, was held as a prisoner of war in Siberia during WW1.

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prisoners of war

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Prisoner of War memorial

Designed by architect Chris Roche. The railway sleepers and track, symbolic o...

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Prisoners of War

Roger Robinson's pictures shows him at the planting ceremony, 14 August 2005....

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